May 6 1758 – French Lawyer and Politician Maximilien Robespierre is Born

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May 6 1758 – French Lawyer and Politician Maximilien Robespierre is BornRate this post In the midst of a tumultuous time, one man seemed to lead the charge toward a new republic during the French Revolution. Maximilien Robespierre, born on May 6, 1758 in the small city of Arras, became the loudest voice during the Reign of Terror — and, ultimately, was swallowed up by the very spirit of rebellion he instigated with his impassioned speeches. For centuries before his birth, Robespierre’s family made the Artois province — now part of the Picardy region in northern France — their home. Growing up 110 miles north of Paris, he was heavily […]